Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
The discovery, in mice, of a pair of nerve clusters regulating fearful versus bold responses to a visual threat could help people with excessive anxiety, phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder lead more normal lives.
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.
In an interview in the journal Neuron, Stanford's Rob Malenka holds forth on a wide range of subjects stretching from reflections on his own career trajectory to his approach to boosting those of his trainees to the future of neuroscience itself.
Concussion is a serious public health problem, but researchers don't fully understand how they happen or how to prevent them. Now, researchers find, concussion is more complex than previously thought.
The Stanford Medicine Discovery Innovation Awards provide funding to support early-stage, creative research, fueling scientific discoveries.
Protein aggregates in young neural stem cells seem to echo those seen in neurodegenerative disease-- but could they actually be helpful? As the cells age, they become less able to process the aggregates and their ability to activate is dampened.
The new e-newsletter BrainPost helps neuroscientists and others stay up-to-date by providing summaries of the latest neuroscience publications.
The human brain, and how it works, is one of the great mysteries of science. If only you could grow a brain in a bottle, you could learn a lot about what can go wrong – or for that matter, what goes right – in early brain development. So that's why Sergiu Pasca did.
Scientists have used genome editing to pinpoint genes that reveal information about ALS and may even protect against the degeneration of neurons.
In this video, Stanford psychologist David Spiegel discusses how hypnosis reduces pain and could help curb the opioid crisis.
A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and faces.
New research suggests that targeting mitochondria could be a way to treat Parkinson's disease.
A new, early career award in neuroscience was created by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in honor of the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres.
Mentally running through a routine improves performance. A new tool – brain-machine interface – sheds light on how.
New Stanford Medicine research shows that a type of nerve cell called mossy cells play a key role in seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy.